Israeli takes selfie, ends up hospitalized

21-year-old rescued after attempting to take a selfie photo in Eilat mountains, which resulted in his fall.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

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A 21-year-old resident of Bnei Brak traveled on Thursday with his friends to Eilat’s Red Canyon, where he fell off a six meter (19.5 ft.) cliff.

The young man was attempting to take a selfie photograph on the cliff’s edge when the rock he stood on suddenly broke, causing him to fall.

Police Rescue Unit volunteers of Eilat-Eilot arrived to the scene and rescued the young man. A Magen David Adom (MDA) team evacuated the young man to the Yoseftal Medical Center in moderate condition.

''Fortunately he fell on his back side and not his front, otherwise this would have ended in a tragedy. We retrieved and evacuated him off the trail where MDA paramedics were awaiting,” said Shraga Green, commander of the police rescue unit.


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